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The Atlantic Society House – A Heritage Walking Tour through Sea Point
12 June 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm SAST
This Sunday at 14h00 we’re going to spend two-hours-and-change in wandering Cape Town’s very own Sunset Strip, launching from the quaint shade of the old Round Church intersection and the mid-morning snacks of the Atlantic Express to absorb everything in our path before making landfall by the candy-cane stripes of the Green Point Lighthouse near the back of the Breakwater.
In the meanwhile we’ll traverse more than five centuries of the tidal swell of humanity upon these granite shores, swapping sights and seeing stories of the Flying Dutchman and the shipwreck capital of the world, tracing the lineage of mariner families from every ocean, comparing starkly beautiful landscapes of the first great seaside estates in the country’s history, revealing the military sagas of our private modernity in the shadow of Fort Wynyard, showing off the tracks of the old tramways that used to be as synonymous with the city as the Noon Gun, and paying homage to the Khoisan, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Cape Malay and Jewish ancestors who first bestowed the space with its world-class cosmopolitan credentials.
With the Atlantic Seaboard gentrifying quicker and quicker by the hour, there’s no better time to grab a pair of my nostalgia-busting goggles and come down to see this iconic quarter as if for the first time, in its entirety.
Remember your sun-screen, your flip-flops, your towels, your curiosity, your open-mindedness, your donations, your invites for your friends and your love for Cape Town’s potential!
See you then, RSVP DM Me!